Editor in Chief: Caitlyn Bogart
Good day, evening, afternoon or whatever time of day it happens to be while you read this, I hope you’re having a great time. I am a senior and Editor in Chief. I look forward to making our team as strong and seamless as possible. I honestly have no idea how to write this. You would think I would be better considering I’ve done this for three years running, but I’m a news writer. I am much better at writing about others. Writing is a huge part of my life. I plan on majoring in Business Marketing and English with a creative writing minor because I also write fiction books, one of which will be published this year for my Texas Performance Study Program (TPSP) project, so watch out! I live inside my head a lot and enjoy long philosophical conversations. I kind of feel like I just wrote an ad for a dating site. Didn’t mean to, but it happened.
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Webmaster: Mikayla Morales
My name is Mikayla!(: First and foremost, God is number one in my life. He has used the good AND the bad in my life to continually bless me. I wouldn’t be who I am today if it weren’t for God. I’m 4’11, I love to laugh and make new friends. I am a SENIOR!! I play trumpet in the band but I also love to play other random instruments from time to time, such as piano, ukulele and my bass guitar. I like rock and indie/acoustic-y music and am ALWAYS singing and dancing during school, while I drive my car or even by myself in my room. When I graduate, I plan on going to the University of North Texas to double major in business and photography. Photography is my passion. Nothing makes me feel better than standing behind the camera. Whether I am doing a photo shoot for a person, or making creative art, I am always at peace when I take pictures. Someday I will have my own business, and you can come to me to do your engagement/wedding/baby/family/“anything else you can name” photos! Yay!!!(:
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DJ Brennan is one of many names, but in regards to Newspaper she is most impressive. Thick hair in a graceful fall, blue-grey eyes open in an observant questioning of other people’s mannerisms. A woman who wins all mental battles with her consistency, stubbornness, and conviction of the legitimacy of all her criticisms. Since there was no one to tell her otherwise, she went on in her brutal honesty; and held fast. It was she who never looked twice at an opinion once made; she who found ways of being kind that people didn’t expect; she who is willing to accept a partnership rather than lose a battle. She only lost one battle–the filter of opinions.
All in all her life is a busy one. She loves her job and enjoys manipulating the strings of the people surrounding her to insure excellence. She would sigh sometimes during the day, thinking that she had indeed helped the less knowledgeable from being a nuisance to the rest of the community.
Written by her friend and peer Caitlyn Bogart.
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I have a great time working in newspaper. I get to meet new people, research events and write stories out of them, find things out. I was the editor of the Opinions of 2011’s fall edition of The Raider Reader and loved it. It keeps me on top of things. I have fun writing, although it does get stressful, but that can be when the best stuff comes out (pardon the cliché). I keep quiet and to myself, but I do like talking to everyone about anything. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I like to read and learn about the world’s current events. Grades are very important to me. I like lists and polls. I like presenting things from all points of view so that it’s all fair. I’m not a big fan of debates because they can get really heated, and I make it a point to always keep my cool. In my free time I just play video games. Sometimes I write—not newspaper stuff, but stories. Just keep it calm and together and you can get through anything.
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Hey! I’m Matt, I have been on the staff for three years. I like writing, but after high school I plan on majoring in either business or psychology with a minor in criminal justice. I then plan to go on and become a Federal Law Enforcement Officer. I have been a fan of police and what they do ever since I was born. I have yet to choose a college but I don’t really want to go to out of state (too much money). I love the colors red and black. I don’t really have a favorite genre of music, just pretty much everything except for screamo. Well that tells you enough about me, unless I actually know you.
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Hi! I’m Alyssa (: I love taking pictures and going to concerts. My dream job is to be like Bryan Stars. I play guitar and I interview bands. I’ve lived in Texas my whole life, and I don’t plan on staying here after high school. I plan on being a photographer, taking pictures of concerts. I really love Tumblr. I love tattoos and piercings, I’m kind of weird but I like it. I really wish my hair was blue. My favorite band is Pierce the veil or Breathe Carolina. I love kittehs: 3
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Hi, I’m Brooke! I’m a sophomore and this is my first year as a writer for Blue Print. Some of the things I like to do are watching old black and white movies, listening to some pretty different music and playing piano. I’m on the softball team and love sports. My favorite subject is English because I’m always reading or writing something. After I graduate I want to become a journalist and a writer for a newspaper, so this class is pretty great experience for me. I’m super excited to be on the staff this year and can’t wait to see what’s to come!
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Howdy:) My name is Aarika! I’ve been a vegetarian for three years and my favorite genre of music is Country. I’m obsessed with Miley Cyrus and I still watch Hannah Montana on DVD (plus I beat the video game three times). After graduation, I plan on going to college for middle school education and specializing in English Literature. Then I’m going to take my degree and join the Peace Corps and help educate third world countries before returning back to Texas and becoming a middle school teacher and accomplishing my biggest dream: becoming an author. Follow me on twitter! @urrrrkaaa
P.S. I’m going to co-star in Pretty Little Liars one day so yeah.
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I like to sing off key, belch, laugh really loud, hate wearing pants, dance like a maniac and I still leave my window open for Peter Pan. My computer is my boyfriend, which makes me the perfect person to be a writer, since I spend all my time with it. I love writing about situations that most people don’t think about, and twisting it to a different point of view. Making people think a little harder, and walk in others shoes is what I aim to do when I write. I tend to be socially awkward and say things that only make sense to me. I always say I have no friends, and that I’ll be the cat lady, and that I’m beautiful (which I am). I aspire to be a journalist, a missionary or a princess. I’m hoping for the latter though. No I’m not Mr. Abrams’ daughter, and did I mention I’m sarcastic? I’m full of Raider pride, and love the Raider family. I’m a little bit crazy, a lot of loud and full of passion.
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Hi! I’m Sara Grosvenor. I’m a senior this year! It’s my first year on the newspaper staff. I’m editor in chief of the yearbook and I would have to say that yearbook is my favorite class of the day! I love sports and I am proud to be part of Raider Nation! I’m an easy going person who knows when to be serious, and my favorite outside of school activity would definitely be photography and singing loudly in my car, even if I’m a little out of tune!
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Sports Editor: Josh Radkowski
Hey I’m Josh Radkowski. I’m assistant sports editor, I play football and have been playing since 7th grade. I believe in God and try to do well in everyday life wherever I can. I love screamo music, like metal death core type stuff. I love the foods pizza and sushi, and as strange as it is, fried cookie dough. I love my girlfriend, she’s my world. Scary stuff is the coolest, haunted houses, scary movies all that stuff. I also love neon stuff. It gives the world a new light.